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April 26, 2015

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  • The statue of Elvis Presley at the Westgate lists incorrect information about the number of consecutive sold-out performances “the King” performed in the hotel’s showroom, according to Graceland’s chief archivist.
    Was number of Elvis’ consecutive sold-out shows in Las Vegas 636 or 837?
    April 26, 2015
    Graceland’s chief archivist, Angie Marchese, dove back into the family’s files and counted every performance in the showroom. She arrived at 636. But how did the 837 number become engraved into the plaque of a bronze statue ...
  • When Kim Owens started working as a hostess at a restaurant during college, she was undecided on a major. She wouldn’t have guessed back then that she’d enjoy a long and successful career in the food industry.
    Getting to the top: Successful businesspeople share advice
    April 26, 2015
    Working your way up in the corporate world is no simple matter. It takes patience, ambition and perseverance. But it can be done. VEGAS INC caught up with three Southern Nevadans who started at the bottom ...
  • Dr. Eva Littman, founder and practice director of Red Rock Fertility Center, poses at the center Wednesday Sept. 24, 2014.
    For fertility doctor, helping couples conceive is the most rewarding part of the job
    April 26, 2015
    Dr. Eva Littman is founder and practice director at Red Rock Fertility Center, which offers a boutique-style approach to helping couples start a family ...
  • Las Vegas resident Larry Pfeifer says he concocted the story that U.S. Sen. Harry Reid’s brother, Larry, showed up intoxicated at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting on New Year’s Eve in Henderson and claimed to have beaten up a relative. Pfeifer says that since he told the story earlier this month to a conservative blogger, conservative media outlets have repeated it ad nasueam — all without corroboration.
    The big lie: Las Vegan watches as his Reid tale takes off
    April 26, 2015
    A Las Vegas man claims he started a false rumor that the injuries suffered by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid several months ago were the result of an attack by Reid’s brother, not an exercise accident. Larry Pfeifer, a 50-year-old former nightclub promoter, said he fabricated the story after becoming appalled that right-wing political blogger ...
  • People on the Move: April 26-May 2
    April 26, 2015
    In the People: Darwin Dizon, Alex Bertone, Reymundo Gonzales, Cassey Phillip, Lyle Knox, Ran Jia, Kevin E. Hooks, Tiffany James, Tad Arima, Don Kot ...
  • Mochiko Chicken owners Sandra Lenska and Jerry Misa operated the acclaimed Dragon Grille food truck before opening their restaurant last year.
    Fried chicken gets a new twist: Asian fusion
    April 26, 2015
    Mochiko Chicken is a true Asian fusion restaurant highlighting influences from the Hawaiian and Polynesian islands with half of the recipes from co-owner Jerry Misa's family, and some a systematic study of flavor and balance from collaborative works with several chefs from the Hawaiian Islands who now call Las Vegas home ...
  • The Notes: April 26 - May 2
    April 26, 2015
    In the Notes: Ruby’s Diner at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport, Real Gaming online poker, The Learning Center, Sunrun, Automated Passport Control kiosks ...
  • The Data: April 26-May 2
    April 26, 2015
    All of the information your business needs: Bid opportunities, bankruptcies filed and building permits issued. To add to our data, email us at [email protected]
  • Alcohol’s impact on your organs
    Alcohol’s impact on your organs
    April 26, 2015
    While most of us are familiar with the effects — and aftereffects — of alcohol consumption, the processing it undergoes within the body often is overlooked.
  • Guest column: Focus on education will keep Las Vegas fresh
    April 26, 2015
    The backbone of our attraction and retention of young talent lies in our higher education institutions. For example, it is crucial that the UNLV medical school obtain full initial funding from the state to attract well-educated, highly motivated professionals to our community. The med school is a good first step to begin to address one of our biggest needs: expanded and enhanced health care ...
  • A rain-shrouded Las Vegas Strip is seen from Horizon Ridge Parkway, near Carnegie Street, Saturday, April 25, 2015. More than a quarter of an inch of rain fell at McCarran International Airport today, according to the National Weather Service.
    Thunderstorm brings rain, hail, lightning to Las Vegas Valley
    April 25, 2015
    The rain has slowed since this afternoon and is moving northwest, Outler said. By 8 p.m. tonight it should be steadily winding down ...
  • On April 21, 2015, posters and other merchandise for the upcoming boxing match between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. are for sale at a store along the Strip in Las Vegas. The Mayweather-Pacquiao fight is packing Las Vegas on what already is usually a huge gambling weekend. Lots of businesses are predicting record hauls, including secondary ticket sellers, hotel companies, casinos, restaurants, bars, and the state's legal brothels.
    Las Vegas bullish on Mayweather-Pacquiao megafight
    April 25, 2015
    Interested in coming to Vegas to be part of the matchup to end all matchups that Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are selling? It's gonna cost you. One night next weekend at the MGM Grand, the fight venue, is running $1,600 ...
  • Some of the Elvis Presley memorabilia now hanging within Graceland's first-ever permanent exhibition outside of Memphis, Tenn., and in the Westgate Las Vegas on Thursday, April 23, 2015.
    Elvis revival isn’t the only comeback special at Westgate Las Vegas
    April 25, 2015
    Not so long ago, the only evidence Elvis Presley at the hotel where he famously headlined was a bronze statue at the entrance and tribute show in Shimmer Cabaret.
  • Presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, greets his audience as he prepares to speak at the Republican Jewish Coalition spring leadership meeting Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Las Vegas.
    Angst about Iran deal at GOP Jewish meeting in Las Vegas
    April 25, 2015
    Republican luminaries and presidential hopefuls reiterated their support for Israel and skepticism about President Obama's proposed nuclear deal with Iran as an influential group of Republican Jews gathered Saturday at the casino of GOP mega-donor Sheldon Adelson ...
  • Lisa Marie Presley speaks to the media, joined by Priscilla Presley with Graceland and Westgate Resorts executives, for an official ribbon-cutting ceremony for Graceland's first-ever permanent exhibition outside of Memphis, Tenn., on Thursday, April 23, 2015.
    Lisa Marie Presley, on return to Las Vegas: ‘This was like a second home’
    April 25, 2015
    As Graceland was turned into an international tourist destination celebrating Elvis, Lisa Marie Presley all but forgot about the hotel where her father performed 636 consecutive sold-out shows during her childhood.
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  • Where I Stand: Ruining America, one ‘news’ story at a time

    April 26, 2015

    Our American democracy is being poisoned. And just like my friend Pogo used to say, the person responsible for that poison is us. We are killing the greatest system of governance on the planet. We are the enemy.

  • Presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, greets his audience as he prepares to speak at the Republican Jewish Coalition spring leadership meeting Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Las Vegas.

    Angst about Iran deal at GOP Jewish meeting in Las Vegas

    April 25, 2015

    Republican luminaries and presidential hopefuls reiterated their support for Israel and skepticism about President Obama's proposed nuclear deal with Iran as an influential group of Republican Jews gathered Saturday at the casino of GOP mega-donor Sheldon Adelson ...

  • The statue of Elvis Presley at the Westgate lists incorrect information about the number of consecutive sold-out performances “the King” performed in the hotel’s showroom, according to Graceland’s chief archivist.

    Was number of Elvis’ consecutive sold-out shows in Las Vegas 636 or 837?

    April 26, 2015

    Graceland’s chief archivist, Angie Marchese, dove back into the family’s files and counted every performance in the showroom. She arrived at 636. But how did the 837 number become engraved into the plaque of a bronze statue ...

  • Guest column: Focus on education will keep Las Vegas fresh

    April 26, 2015

    The backbone of our attraction and retention of young talent lies in our higher education institutions. For example, it is crucial that the UNLV medical school obtain full initial funding from the state to attract well-educated, highly motivated professionals to our community. The med school is a good first step to begin to address one of our biggest needs: expanded and enhanced health care ...

  • Dr. Eva Littman, founder and practice director of Red Rock Fertility Center, poses at the center Wednesday Sept. 24, 2014.

    For fertility doctor, helping couples conceive is the most rewarding part of the job

    April 26, 2015

    Dr. Eva Littman is founder and practice director at Red Rock Fertility Center, which offers a boutique-style approach to helping couples start a family ...

  • Mochiko Chicken owners Sandra Lenska and Jerry Misa operated the acclaimed Dragon Grille food truck before opening their restaurant last year.

    Fried chicken gets a new twist: Asian fusion

    April 26, 2015

    Mochiko Chicken is a true Asian fusion restaurant highlighting influences from the Hawaiian and Polynesian islands with half of the recipes from co-owner Jerry Misa's family, and some a systematic study of flavor and balance from collaborative works with several chefs from the Hawaiian Islands who now call Las Vegas home ...

  • Victim in fatal motorcycle crash was New Mexico man

    Victim in fatal motorcycle crash was New Mexico man

    April 25, 2015

    About 7:25 p.m., Chavez, who was from Socorro, N.M., was traveling east on his maroon and white 2002 Yamaha Classic on State Route 160, near Mountain Springs, when his motorcycle drifted through the south paved shoulder as he pressed the brakes, NHP said.

  • Rescuers look for victims under a building that collapsed after an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Saturday, April 25, 2015. A magnitude-7.8 earthquake shook Nepal's capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley, causing extensive damage with toppled walls and collapsed buildings, officials said.

    Almost 1,400 dead, history razed, Everest shaken in Nepal earthquake

    April 25, 2015

    Tens of thousands of people were spending the night in the open under a chilly and thunderous sky after a powerful earthquake devastated Nepal on Saturday, killing nearly 1,400, collapsing modern houses and ancient temples and triggering a landslide on Mount Everest. Officials warned ...

  • On April 21, 2015, posters and other merchandise for the upcoming boxing match between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. are for sale at a store along the Strip in Las Vegas. The Mayweather-Pacquiao fight is packing Las Vegas on what already is usually a huge gambling weekend. Lots of businesses are predicting record hauls, including secondary ticket sellers, hotel companies, casinos, restaurants, bars, and the state's legal brothels.

    Las Vegas bullish on Mayweather-Pacquiao megafight

    April 25, 2015

    Interested in coming to Vegas to be part of the matchup to end all matchups that Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are selling? It's gonna cost you. One night next weekend at the MGM Grand, the fight venue, is running $1,600 ...